Monthly Archives: October 2012

Figure Studies

Most Wednesday mornings between 9 and noon you’ll find me figure drawing with an amazing group of artists at the Buena Vista Studios in Roeland Park, KS. We do short poses from one minute to 20 minutes. Once a month on Saturdays I meet with another group of artists for longer poses. It keeps me looking, thinking, measuring, staying loose, and just drawing without concerning myself about the results. Sometimes we should just begin! Here is some of the work. To see more go to this link: http://www.chriswilley.com/portfolio/figures/figure-studies/

15 Minute Reclining Blond, charcoal on paper, ©Chris Willey

10 Minute Seated, charcoal on paper, ©Chris Willey

Jason Seated, charcoal on paper, ©Chris Willey

Blond Back, charcoal on paper, ©Chris Willey

15 Minute Reclining Woman, charcoal on paper, ©Chris Willey

New Mexico Plein Air Painting, September 2012

Went on a fabulous plein air painting trip with some other artists. I love traveling with other artists. Being surrounded with other artists in a new environment really encourages growth.

We are going to FRANCE the summer of 2014. You are invited along. Contact me if you are interested in going.

Here are some of the results of the New Mexico trip.

Sandia Mountains, Fall, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Sandia Mountain Afternoon, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Taos Fall Road, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

John Dunn Bridge Area, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Cirrellos Arroyo, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Taos Yellow Tree (September Plein Air), oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey